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WorldGBC membership exceeds 75 countries as two new Councils join

Thu, 30th Mar 2017

Membership of the World Green Building Council has surpassed 75 countries, as two new Green Building Councils have joined the organisation.

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Green building: Improving the lives of billions by helping to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Thu, 23rd Mar 2017

How can green building help to deliver the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs)? Dominika Czerwinska, WorldGBC's Director of Membership and Regional Networks, explains...

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Singapore Green Building Council & CDL join forces to create greener, healthier offices

Thu, 16th Mar 2017

Singapore Green Building Council and CDL joined forces earlier this week to host a first-of-its-kind session to promote greener, healthier and more productive offices.

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Emirates Green Building Council & Dubai Supreme Council of Energy to benchmark 100 buildings through BEA programme

Tue, 14th Mar 2017

EmiratesGBC and the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy are to undertake a ‘Benchmarking Project’ of 100 buildings in Dubai, under the BEA programme.

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Our CEO named as one of Top 10 women leading on climate action

Mon, 13th Mar 2017

Terri Wills, WorldGBC’s CEO, has been named in a list of 10 women leading the global push towards climate action, gender equality and social justice for all.

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thought leadership

Why collaboration and compassion can build a better future

Wed, 8th Mar 2017

The Women's Marches held across seven continents in January highlighted the powerful link between gender and environmental justice.

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The global green building movement celebrates International Women’s Day

Wed, 8th Mar 2017

Today is International Women's Day - the global day which celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, and marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.

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Saint-Gobain to build “positive energy” home in Masdar City

Mon, 6th Mar 2017

Saint-Gobain is to build a “positive energy” home in Masdar City, the sustainable urban development in the United Arab Emirates.  

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European countries finalise renovation plans with support of BUILD UPON project

Wed, 1st Mar 2017

European countries are finalising strategies on how to renovate their existing buildings, as WorldGBC's BUILD UPON project successfully concludes a campaign of over 100 events.

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WorldGBC to host sessions on net zero buildings, retrofit & healthy homes at Ecobuild 2017

Mon, 27th Feb 2017

The World Green Building Council will be hosting a series of panel sessions at Ecobuild in London next week. 

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Lebanon Green Building Council opens educational project, the "Green Demonstration Room"

Thu, 23rd Feb 2017

The Lebanon Green Building Council has officially opened the Green Demonstration Room, a new project designed to educate the public and students on green buildings.

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thought leadership

Rising to the challenge: Our journey to green buildings in the MENA region

Thu, 16th Feb 2017

Anyone who has been to the MENA region will be aware of the unique conditions in this part of the world. Temperatures can reach highs of 50 °C (122 °F) in cities such as Dubai...

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The Rise and Rise of Green Building

Thu, 20th Jun 2013

For the first time in history, more than half of the world’s population lives in urban areas, resulting in increased demand on buildings and resources. According to a study by McGraw-Hill Construction conducted in partnership with United Technologies and the World Green Building Council, firms are shifting their business toward green building, with 51 per cent of respondents spanning 62 countries planning more than 60 per cent of their work to be green by 2015. This trend signals a shift from ‘push’ to ‘pull’, with markets increasingly demanding no less than green buildings.

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Energy Saving Measures Boost House Prices

Thu, 20th Jun 2013

Making energy saving improvements to your property could increase its value by 14 per cent on average, a new report released by the UK's Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) reveals.

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Meet One of Europe's Green Building Advocates

Tue, 18th Jun 2013

Elaine Hsieh of the GreenBiz group interviews Steven Borncamp, a true advocate for promoting policy, practices and technologies for green building across Europe.

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Government Leadership Awards - Nominations Now Open!

Thu, 13th Jun 2013

Does your country have a city-level green building programme or policy that deserves global recognition?

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The Circular Economy

Tue, 11th Jun 2013

Our current industrial processes and lifestyles are depleting the world’s natural resources to create objects that will often end up in landfills, all while churning out unwanted by-products like industrial waste.  Will this linear system work for us long-term?

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Europe Regional Leadership Awards

Tue, 11th Jun 2013

The World Green Building Council’s European Network is proud to host the first ever leadership awards for the Europe region!

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Emirates Green Building Council Launches First EGBC Awards

Mon, 10th Jun 2013

Emirates Green Building Council has launched the first EGBC Awards in eight categories to honour excellence in sustainability initiatives.

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Jane Henley Talks Green Retrofits for Buildings

Mon, 10th Jun 2013

"The Empire State Building is one of the most visible examples of a trend that is occurring around the world – retrofitting buildings to make them more resource-efficient and climate-friendly," writes Jane Henley in her latest blog article.

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Latest News from GBC Costa Rica

Mon, 3rd Jun 2013

The GBC Costa Rica has been busy advancing the green building mission, with lots of exciting activities and developments.

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Hanley Wood and USGBC Establish a Strategic Partnership with Greenbuild

Fri, 31st May 2013

Hanley Wood LLC, the premier media, event, information and strategic marketing services company serving the construction industry and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced today a strategic partnership whereby Hanley Wood has acquired the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo.

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Australian Government Releases New Sustainability Report

Fri, 31st May 2013

A new report, released today by the National Sustainability Council, marks the start of a new, national conversation about sustainability, says the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA).

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Partnership Between Public Health and Green Building Industry Promotes Healthy Behaviours

Thu, 30th May 2013

When public health organizations and the green building industry work together, the result can be more than better buildings. Increased collaboration between public health and the green building industry can also improve health outcomes, such as reducing childhood obesity, by driving changes in the design of buildings and outdoor space to promote physical activity and healthy eating, according to a new article published in the latest issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine (AJPM).

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New Renovation tool will help cities tackle climate, economic and health crises

Thu, 14th Oct 2021

The BUILD UPON2 framework helps local governments measure the full benefits of building retrofit, including environmental, social and economic impacts such as carbon savings, energy poverty alleviation and job creation.

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BUILD UPON2 City Series part 2: Budaörs

Wed, 14th Apr 2021

WorldGBC finds out how the city of Budaörs is preparing to use the BUILD UPON2 framework to monitor renovation.

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WorldGBC’s response on the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive review

Tue, 23rd Mar 2021

WorldGBC has submitted a position paper on the review of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD).

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WorldGBC’s recommendations on the Energy Efficiency Directive review

Tue, 23rd Feb 2021

WorldGBC has submitted a position paper on the review of the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED).

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